New York Times Global Review
The International Center sponsors a New York Times Global Review every Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in WB 147 through April 16. UVU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend to participate in lively and critical discussion about events covered in the New York Times. A different faculty or staff member will lead the discussions each week. Attendees are asked to bring along a copy of the daily edition of the New York Times. Pizza and drinks will be provided. See flyer.
Who: Faculty, staff, and students
What: New York Times Global Review
When: Every Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: WB 147
Why: An engaging participation in a lively and critical discussion about events covered in the New York Times. Sponsored by: UVU International Center, Student Government, and the Utah Democracy Project.
BYU's 20th Annual Hunger Banquet
March 4 & 6, 7:00 pm, BYU WSC
For the past twenty years, the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies and Students for International Development have hosted an annual Hunger Banquet to raise awareness within the BYU community about global poverty and wealth inequality. This year’s Hunger Banquet will take place Thursday and Saturday, 4 and 6 March in the Wilkinson Center’s Ballroom.
All event attendees are randomly seated and served a meal representative of high-, middle-, or low-income areas of the world. Because we want to create a visual representation of the world distribution of resources, most attendees (about 70%) will sit on the floor and share a meager meal of rice and beans with those sitting around them. Some (about 20%) will be seated in chairs and eat a modest, one-plate meal. A few attendees (only about 10%) will be seated at fancy tables and receive a lavish meal. Live, culturally diverse entertainment and a guest speaker further enhance the evening’s experience. More info here.
How to Prepare for a Career in Development
Friday, March 5, 3:00 pm, BYU 238 HRCB
Martin Burt, founder and CEO, Fundación Paraguaya
Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future with George Ayittey, PhD
Monday, March 8, 7:30 pm, Vieve Gore Concert Hall at Westminster College
Distinguished Economist in Residence, American University, & President,
Free Africa Foundation
Why haven't the poorest Africans been able to prosper in the twenty-first century? Celebrated and world-renowned economist Dr. George Ayittey thinks the answer is obvious: Africa is poor because it is not free. Because colonial legacies and globalization present a myriad of difficulties to the continent today, Dr. Ayittey boldly proposes a new path for Africa - to modernize indigenous traditions of free enterprise, free markets, and free trade.
Learn more here.
This lecture is presented as part of the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy's Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series, in partnership with Westminster College and the American Express Weldon J. Taylor Executive Lecture Series. All lectures are free and open to the public, and held in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall at Westminster College. Overflow parking available at Sugar House Stake House 1100 E. 1700 South | Salt Lake City, Utah 84105.
Kim T. Adamson Lecture on International Studies
The Iraq War: Three Things Americans Still Don't Understand About It
March 9, 2010, 7:30 pm, Westminster College
Just two days after the nationwide elections in Iraq, Thomas E. Ricks will speak at Westminster and provide insight into those elections, as well as three critical things we don't understand about the Iraq War. A multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter, Ricks' expertise in such matters is substantial. With a penchant for national security issues, he has studied and reported on U.S. military activities for nearly 30 years, covering American combat in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iraq. He served as a special military correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, followed by a similar position at the Washington Post. He has also written on defense matters for the Atlantic Monthly and was a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting in 2000 and 2002. Cost: Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents.
Chilean "Completada" Fundraiser
Thursday, 11 March, 11:00 - 2:00 pm, WB 147 International Center
There will be a Chilean Completada, special lunch with the traditional Chilean hotdog covered with avocado, tomatoes, and mayonnaise to raise funds for earthquake devastated Chile. $5 for a hotdog, a drink and a cookie. All proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross. If you would like more information please contact Veronica Caballero 863-7435 or Leanna Escobar
863-8342. If you would like to pre-order or have your lunch delivered please contact us. Donations will be accepted as well.
Thank you for your support! Event cosponsored by the International Student Council, Golden Key International Honour Society, and the Latin American Club.
Rising from the Dust: Mentoring Results from Excavating in Egypt
Thursday, March 11, 11:00 am, BYU 238 HRCB
Aubrey E. Brower, Audrey Crandell, Kim Matheson, Ancient Near Eastern Studies; Courtney Innes, anthropology
Understanding Human Trafficking
Thursday, March 11, 4:30 pm, BYU 238 HRCB
Keith J. Allred, senior trial judge, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. Navy
International Cinema at UVU: The Lives of Others
Thursday, March 11, 7:00 pm, LI Auditorium
Traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany's all powerful secret police. Best FL film -AA 2006. In German. Swedish Rating: Age 15. MPAA Rating: R. Free admission. Sponsored by the International Center, Cinema Studies Program, Honors Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, and UVUSA. See the flyer for Spring 2010 here.
Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi: The Legacies of Nonviolence
Wednesday, March 17, 12 noon, BYU HBLL Auditorium
M.V. Krishnayya, site director, BYU India Study Abroad
Rebuilding Diplomatic Capacity: Why Should We Do It? What Will It Cost?
Wednesday, March 17, 3:00 pm, BYU HBLL Auditorium
Princeton N. Lyman, former U.S. ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria
Torture and America: Past, Present, and Future
Tuesday, March 23, LI 120 Library Auditorium
10:00-11:15 | Alan Clarke - "Rendition to Torture"
11:30-12:45 | Alfred McCoy - "Psychological Torture & the Problem of Impunity"
2:30-3:45 | Brent Rushforth - "Guantanamo Bay and Issues of Torture"
4:00-5:15 | Panel Discussion - "Torture in America"
Event cosponsored by the UVU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Science & Health, and by the Peace & Justice Studies Program. More information available here.
See flyer here.
Tuesday, March 23, 2:00 pm, BYU 238 HRCB
Robert Llewellyn Tyler, visiting professor of British history, Westminster College, Fulton, MO.
Wheatley Institution Distinguished Lecture in International Affairs: Islam and the West
Thursday, March 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, BYU JSB Auditorium
Speaking will be General David Petraeus, current Commander of U.S. Central Command; Location: Joesph Smith Building Auditorium, Brigham Young University Campus, Provo. (location is tentative)
Changing Values of Chinese Youth and the Rise of Materialism and the Middle Class in China
Wednesday, March 31, 1:00 pm, UofU Hinckley Caucus Room
Stanley Rosen, Director of the East Asian Studies Center at the University of South California’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and a professor of Political Science at USC. Co-sponsors – IPIA and The Confucius Institute. All forums take place in the Hinckley Caucus Room (Orson Spencer Hall Room 255) and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Intercultural and International Program Director - Xavier University of Louisiana This position is a full-time, 12- month appointment that coordinates all academic and administrative elements concerning international students, faculty, and international programs at the University. Some of these responsibilities include: * Establishing and implementing policies and procedures for the development of study abroad programs. * Administering international faculty development through the Fulbright program, CIEE development seminars, and initiatives to internationalize Xavier's curriculum. Should have Master's Degree with at least three years of administrative experience with a concentration in international programs and/or student support services. Preferred if had Ph.D. in a related field with at least five years administrative experience in international programming and/or student support services. Review of applicants will begin on March 8, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Questions and application materials, including a letter of interest, vita, and contact information for three professional references, should be emailed to email@example.com with the subject CIIP Director. Xavier University of Louisiana is an
2010 UVU International Study Programs
Students are currently preparing to travel on the following programs this summer:
- Brazil: Portuguese
- Costa Rica: Biology and Geology - Deadline Extended to March 12
- France: French
- Germany: German
- Italy: Art History
- London: Literature and Cinema
- Namibia: Digital Media
- Spain: Spanish
- Ukraine: Nursing
- Start planning for Study Abroad in 2011!
To access additional program materials, check out www.uvu.edu/international/isp.
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
Fall Semester/Academic Year Program—April 1
ACTR/ACCELS is pleased to announce fellowship opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the Summer 2010 Eurasian Regional Language Program for language study in Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus, Ukraine, and Moldova.
Fellowships are available through American Councils from U.S. Department of State (Title VIII) and U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) grant support. Recent program participants have also received substantial fellowship support from the Institute of International Education (IIE), the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI (FLAS).
Recent Eurasian Regional Language Program participants have studied: Azeri in Baku; Georgian and Chechen in Tbilisi; Kazakh in Almaty; Kyrgyz in Bishkek; Persian (Dari/Farsi/Tajiki) in Dushanbe; Ukrainian in Kyiv; and Uzbek in Dushanbe.
Programs also available for the study of Armenian, Buryat, Chechen, Romanian, Tatar, Turkmen, Tuvan, and Yakut. Please note that some languages are offered in more than one country.
The Eurasian Regional Language Program provides graduate students, advanced undergraduates, scholars, and working professionals intensive instruction in the languages of Eurasia. Participants may enroll in semester, academic year, or summer programs. All courses are conducted by expert faculty from leading local universities and educational institutions. Students with at least two years of college-level instruction in the target language, Russian, or a language related to the target language are eligible to apply to the program.
Courses are designed to strengthen participants oral, listening, reading and writing proficiency in the language of study. Participants receive approximately fifteen hours per week of in-class instruction in the target language. Courses in history, literature, and politics are also available for advanced speakers. Other program features include peer tutoring, housing with local host families, and graduate- or undergraduate-level academic
credit through Bryn Mawr College.
For more information, please contact: Russian and Eurasian Outbound Programs
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 833-7522
Applications are now available for download from the American Councils website.
International Education News
International Center Board Member Awarded Highest Honor by Chilean Minister of Foreign Relations
Earlier this month, Mariano Fernandez, Chilean Minister of Foreign Relations, awarded Thomas E. “Ted” Lyon with an induction into the Order of Bernardo O’Higgins. Lyon received the rank of comendador, which translates as Knight Commander. This is the highest honor Chile gives to a foreigner.
Lyon served as Honorary Consul of Chile in Utah from 2006-08. Lyon and his wife developed relationships with the Chilean people while doing eight years of service in Chile for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a member of the UVU International Center’s External Advisory Board.
"We are delighted that such an honor has been bestowed on one of our board members,” said Danny Damron, International Center Director. “It really signifies his service to the people of Chile.”
As honorary consul, Lyon served the needs of Chileans who are legal residents in Utah and represented Chile in international trade with Utah. Utah is one of the most active states in the honorary consul program and rivals any other state with its number of foreign representatives working on the ground to help connect the state to markets, cultures, and people outside
the United States.
Mandarin for a Global Edge
Chinese language instruction is exploding in American public schools. In this exclusive Asia Society video, teachers and politicians explain why studying Mandarin gives kids a global edge. The rise of China has presented new economic, political and social realities that demand greater U.S. engagement at every level. As a result, there is an urgent need in schools to create programs that will raise the number of Americans who are proficient in Chinese language. Read more and watch video here.
Schools Help Faculty Lead Study Abroad Programs
Colleges and universities increasingly are helping faculty to lead study abroad programs, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education, in an article that looks at the opportunities and challenges of faculty-led programs. Read more here.
Book: Staff Pick
The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education by Maya Frost
"The New Global Student recognizes the truth of the American kindergarten through college education conveyor belt–-it is preparing children for the last century's economy…This inspiring guide shows the way to prepare students for full, satisfying, and self-directed lives. Parents owe it to their children to read this book." —Bob Compton, Venture capitalist, Executive producer of the documentary, "Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination" “The globalization of higher education is shaping a new borderless innovation economy in which talent, opportunities and resources can come from anywhere. The New Global Student provides a timely manual for those with the foresight to ride these waves of change and opportunity.” —John Kao, author, Innovation Nation and Chairman, Institute for Large Scale Innovation
Book chosen by Steve Crook. More info here.